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1997 GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD / PREVIEW | SIX TEAMS TO
WATCH

Brea Olinda

March 12, 1997

Coach: Pam Barstow-Simmerman (seventh year).

1996: 5-0 in Orange League dual meets; league champions.

Key returners: Sarah Bonilla, Jr., 110 LH, 300 IH; Christy Burdett, So., 1,600, 3,200; Melissa Coulson, Jr., LJ, TJ; Jill Huddle, Jr., 400; Sara McBee, Jr., 100 LH, 300 IH; Marla McReynolds, So., TJ; Maika Nelson, Jr., 100, 200, 400, 800; Andrea Pietka, Sr., 800; Stephanie Wettlin, Sr., HJ.

Key newcomers: None.

Outlook: Led by the strongest junior class in the county, the Wildcats will emerge as a dominant power. Nelson has run 12.50 in the 100, 26.05 in the 200, 58.50 in the 400 and 2:22.1 in the 800 and is the team leader. Bonilla and McBee, who ran 47.22 and 47.79, respectively, in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles last year, are the top hurdlers. Burdett won the league 3,200 meters, and Wettlin will join the team after basketball season ends. Huddle is out indefinitely because of a broken ankle.

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